Posts tagged "James Meeks"

Are Black Chicagoans required to vote for Carol Moseley Braun?

Are Black Chicagoans required to vote for Carol Moseley Braun?
As the calendar turned to 2011, Danny Davis turned the calendar back to 1983. When he dropped out of the race for mayor, preferring a candidate to unify black voters, he said: “I want to make sure at least one of us has what is needed,” Davis said after withdrawing from the race on December... Read more »

Rahm will be on the ballot. But if he weren't, who would you vote for?

Rahm will be on the ballot.  But if he weren't, who would you vote for?
Rahm Emanuel will be on the ballot–according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.  Of course, the fight doesn’t end there.  Burt Odelson, the lead attorney for the objectors, said he would file an immediate appeal in the courts; an appeal would have happened regardless of the ruling.  But for now, at least, the Board... Read more »

Education Reform in Springfield? The Performance Counts Act will be discussed in the Illinois Senate

Michelle Rhee on the cover of Time When I started as chancellor in 2007, I never had any illusions about how though it would be to turn around a failing system like D.C.’s; the city had gone through seven chancellors in the 10 years before me. While I had to make many structural changes,… I... Read more »
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It's Official: The six people vying to be the next mayor of Chicago

It's Official: The six people vying to be the next mayor of Chicago
Who is going to be the next mayor of Chicago? Oddsmakers are putting their money on Rahm Emanuel. At least now, after two months of Chicago politicos jockeying for position, we now know who is going to run. On Monday morning, the Chicago Board of Elections had several candidates submitting signatures to run for mayor,... Read more »